RENEE & BILL RHULAND SOUTHWEST IRELAND Golf Tour Proposal

JUNE 18, 2023 - JUNE 25, 2023 | 7 NIGHTS | 6 ROUNDS | 2 GOLFERS | $4,275.00 USD pp

Epic Golf Travel

August 17, 2022

Hi Renee & Bill,

Many thanks for your inquiry, we would love to be your resource for all your golf travel needs!

Epic Golf Travel was founded over 25 years ago and our company partners are PGA Professionals who have over 75 years of golf industry and travel experience. We are members of the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO), the leading international golf tourism organization, as well as the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA).


At Epic Golf Travel, our motto, “The Best Golf Vacations on the Planet”, is our sincere promise to you to deliver an exceptional golf travel experience... every trip you take and every time you take one.


To this end, we spend more hours planning and executing your trip than any other golf tour company in the industry. For those who seek genuine interest in their golf experience and fanatical attention to detail, we believe you’ll appreciate our absolute commitment to you and your golf travel plans.

The attached schedule is based on 2 golfers traveling and includes 7 nights double accommodations (1 couple per guest room), 6 rounds of golf, a self-drive 5-door automatic crossover, a full Irish breakfast each morning and numerous other inclusions listed below.

I have looked at dates for your trip, and the June 22nd to June 29th dates make the most sense with the availability of both the hotels and golf courses. However, if these dates don't work with your schedule, I'm sure we can move them earlier or later.

Your golf has you playing 6 outstanding golf courses; Lahinch Golf Club (Old), Tralee Golf Club, Doonbeg Golf Links, Ballybunion Golf Club (Old), Old Head Golf Links and Dooks Golf Club.

Your lodging has you staying at the Lahinch Coast Hotel in Lahinch and the Killarney Plaza Hotel in Killarney. More information on both your lodging and golf courses may be found below.


Your itinerary in Ireland would be as follows:

Day 1: Arrive Ireland, check-in to Killarney Plaza Hotel
Day 2: Play Waterville GC
Day 3: Play Ballybunion GC
Day 4: Play Old Head GL
Day 5: Play Tralee GC, check-in to Lahinch Coast Hotel
Day 6: Play Lahinch GC
Day 7: Play Doonbeg GC
Day 8: Depart Ireland


I've also included a list of things to see and do throughout your trip as well. There are more we can discuss prior to your departure day.

Our prices INCLUDE ALL TAXES AND ANY RESORT OR LODGING FEES, there are no hidden costs of any kind.


Your monies are 100% protected from any Coronavirus related issues. Your trip may be rescheduled with no penalty should there be any governmental closures, delays or travel bans specific to COVID-19.


When you're ready to book, simply click on the "Ready to Book" button contained herein and it will walk you through the process of making your deposit and other payments.

I look forward to your thoughts and please reach out with your questions or comments.

Kind regards,

YOUR TRIP SUMMARY
DATES: June 18, 2023 - June 25, 2023
# GOLFERS: 2 Golfers
DAYS/NIGHTS
ROUNDS:
8 Days / 7 Nights / 6 Rounds
GOLF: 6 rounds of golf with prepaid greens fees. See courses below.
LODGING: 7 nights double lodging (1 couple per guest room) in deluxe accommodations. See below for details.
TRANSPORT: 5-passenger self-drive automatic crossover for the entirety of your trip
ITINERARY: Please see the opening greeting for your golf itinerary
PRICE: $4,275.00 USD per person
DEPOSIT: $1,070.00 USD per person
TERMS: Your monies are 100% protected from any Coronavirus related issues. Your trip may be rescheduled with no penalty should there be any governmental closures, delays or travel bans specific to COVID-19

In order to secure all aspects of your golf trip a 25% deposit reflected above is required, with an additional 25% payment due 120 days prior to travel. The balance is due 60 days prior to travel.

In order to secure all aspects of your golf trip a 25% deposit reflected above is required, with an additional 25% payment due 120 days prior to travel. The balance is due 60 days prior to travel.

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES
6 rounds of golf with prepaid greens fees. See courses below.
7 nights double lodging (1 couple per guest room) in deluxe accommodations. See below for details.
Full use of all practice facilities at all golf courses
Full Irish breakfast each morning
5-passenger self-drive automatic crossover for the entirety of your trip
Destination Travel Pack with useful information on traveling to the UK and areas visited on your tour
All Lodging and Golf Course Surcharges & All Taxes
Full Services of Epic Golf Travel Personnel before, during and after your trip including a web portal for individual online deposit and balance payments, arranging all golf, room, caddie and dinner reservations, rental car requests & airport transfer requests
Epic Golf Travel 24/7 Golf Concierge
Automatic Membership into our Epic Plus Program
Our Gold Star Service Pledge

Each golf may make their trip payments individually.

NOT INCLUDED

Airfare
Caddie Fees
Gratuities
Any golf or lodging not listed above
Any food & beverage not listed above
Any trip incidentals

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GOLF COURSES

GOLF COURSES

TRALEE GOLF CLUB

18 holes, 72 par, 6,975 yards

Tralee Golf Club is a rugged and exhilarating creation and a must play.

Tralee stimulate the senses every bit as much as the enchanting and breathtaking scenery. According to folklore, Arnold Palmer, the architect, created the front nine and Mother Nature did the rest. The front nine at Tralee Golf Club plays across fairly level links land, but the majority of the holes hug the coastline and the ground is elevated, affording magnificent views from the cliff top across Tralee Bay to the Atlantic Ocean beyond. The back nine plays through mountainous dunes with fearsome carries across ravines to plateau greens.

There are so many great holes here and the 3rd, called “The Castle”, is considered to be the best. Scenically, it is glorious and reminiscent of the 7th at Pebble Beach. Your line is the ruined castle standing sentry to the left and behind the green, anything to the right of this green will be lost in the sea.

OLD HEAD GOLF LINKS

18 holes, 72 par, 6,793 yards

Old Head Golf Links has to be one of the world’s most exhilarating sites upon which golf is played. You feel as though you are on the edge of the world there and if you suffer from vertigo, some of the tees definitely present a problem. You’re constantly three hundred feet above the Atlantic as you play the course. As your gaze goes over the edge of the cliffs to the rocks and water below, it literally takes your breath away.

The course opened for play in 1997 and it's laid out on a narrow headland, jutting out for two miles into the Atlantic Ocean.

Old Head is a very special place indeed. There are many memorable holes, none more so than the 17th, called “Lighthouse”. It's a long par five requiring a bold second shot to the right-hand side of the fairway as anything left will leave a blind approach to a green nestled in a punchbowl on the edge of the cliffs. The 18th is a dramatic closing hole that should be played from the high back tee for maximum drama. It’s unlikely you will play a more dramatic golf course anywhere in the world.

BALLYBUNION GOLF CLUB OLD COURSE

18 holes, 71 par, 6,802 yards

Originally founded in 1893 as a 12-hole course, Ballybunion was extended to 18 holes in 1926. The Old Ballybunion course remained relatively anonymous until it hosted the Irish Championship in 1937. Little has changed since.

Ballybunion is a thrilling challenge and a supreme test of golf. Tom Watson fell in love with Ballybunion and agreed to write an introduction for the course guide. He writes: "After playing Ballybunion for the first time, a man would think that the game of golf originated here. There is a wild look to the place, the long grass covering the dunes that pitch and roll throughout the course making it very intimidating... in short, it is a course on which many golf architects should live and play before they build golf courses. I consider it a true test of golf."

WATERVILLE GOLF LINKS

18 holes, 72 par, 7,378/6,810 yards

Waterville plays on a promontory surrounded by the sea. It’s a stunning, remote location with views to the northeast of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks mountain range and to the southwest across the Ballinskelligs Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The fairways are gently undulating, the front nine plays across relatively flat ground while the back nine weaves its way through avenues of tall dunes.

There are few courses that can boast such a fine collection of unique and great golf holes. Waterville has three outstanding par threes and three excellent par fives, the par fours are pretty good, too. The 11th is a short par five with a rippling fairway protected on both flanks by towering dunes. The 366-yard par four 16th was once called “Round the Bend” because it follows the natural curvature of the Atlantic coastline. .

DOONBEG GOLF CLUB

18 holes, 71 par, 6,785 yards

The name Doonbeg is derived from 'Dun Beag', which roughly translated means small fort. So it's no surprise that this pretty seaside village grew up beside a castle, which was built in the 16th century for the Earl of Thomond. The course was designed by Greg Norman, his one and only architectural work in the entire British Isles, and it's a great legacy for him here.

This amazing piece of links land curves and tumbles for a mile and a half around the crescent-shaped Doughmore Bay. The design is totally in tune with nature - 14 greens and 12 fairways were simply mown, no earth was moved. The look and feel of the layout is old-fashioned and the routing follows an out-and-back style, synonymous with traditional links architecture.

This wonderful links course has a magnetic appeal for thousands of golfers each year. Doonbeg is a priceless jewel and one that simply must be played.

LAHINCH GOLF CLUB

18 holes, 72 par, 6950 yards

In 1894, Old Tom Morris was commissioned to make improvements to an existing 18 hole layout and he made excellent use of the natural terrain, especially the giant sand dunes. Old Tom believed that Lahinch was the finest natural course that he had seen.

Lahinch is an enchanting place to play golf. It’s rugged, distinctive, unusually varied and immensely entertaining. It’s a traditional out and back layout, situated next to the lovely beach of Liscannor Bay. Views across the bay from the 3rd are wondrous. It's one of the most unusual holes in golf and an Old Tom Morris specialty. The fairway is narrow and in a valley between dunes. The second shot is blind and must negotiate Klondyke, a towering sand dune that straddles the fairway 200 yards from the green. It's quirky, fun to play and epitomizes UK links golf.

The Old course at Lahinch is an absolute gem and hosted the Irish Open for the first time in 2019.

LODGING

LODGING

KILLARNEY PLAZA HOTEL

The 4 Star Killarney Plaza Hotel reigns over Killarney Town with grace and glamour. It is located adjacent to Killarney National Park and the gateway to the Ring of Kerry and in the heart of Killarney town center. The hotel offers stylish bedrooms, superb restaurants, bars, conference and banquet facilities and an exclusive and luxurious Spa and private Leisure Center.

This flagship hotel for the family-owned O'Donoghue Ring Hotel Group certainly impresses on many levels. Although opened in 2002, the property's traditional-style architecture exudes a old-fashioned quality. Stepping inside, early 20th-century elegance prevails, awash with ochre marble, polished brass, and Art Deco accents.

The hotel has almost 200 rooms, all of which are decorated in traditional furnishings with navy carpeted floors, antique-style furnishings and brass lamps. Rooms are spacious and clean, with desks and seating areas, while amenities include safes, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms are clean and topped with Italian marble and provide high-end Comfort Zone toiletries, robes and slippers.

 

LAHINCH COAST HOTEL

The Lahinch Coast Hotel is a Four Star Hotel located in the picturesque seaside village of Lahinch, Ireland. It has recently undergone a major renovation and is by far the best accommodations in the area.

The hotel offers various room types from Standard or Deluxe rooms to spaciously designed Two Bedroom Family Suites with a private lounge and kitchenettes.

The Hotel is a stone's throw away from Lahinch's famous Blue Flag beach and a short walk from the Lahinch Golf Club. The famous Cliffs of Moher, Unique Burren landscape, Aran Islands, Aillwee Cave and Loop Head are all gems of the County Clare Coastline.

 

THINGS TO SEE & DO

THE RING OF KERRY

Ireland's longest circular route covers some staggeringly beautiful scenery, including lakes, beaches, glens, castle ruins, off-shore islands, mountains and, of course, the Atlantic Ocean to the west. A journey around the Ring of Kerry is a must for any first-time visitor to Ireland.

In a car or bus, the Ring of Kerry's 180 km can provide distractions enough to fill a day, but there is no shortage of places to stay overnight and, depending on your interests, you can certainly find plenty of interesting diversions to make it a trip of two or more days.

 

THE BLARNEY CASTLE & STONE

Built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland's greatest chieftains, Cormac MacCarthy, and has been attracting attention ever since. Over the last few hundred years, millions have flocked to Blarney making it a world landmark and one of Ireland's greatest treasures.

Now that might have something to do with the Blarney Stone, the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of the tower. For over 200 years, world statesmen, literary giants, and legends of the silver screen have joined the millions of pilgrims climbing the steps to kiss the Blarney Stone and gain the gift of eloquence. Its powers are unquestioned but its story still creates debate.

Blarney Castle's gardens are one of the most visited in Ireland and the 60 acres are a joy to explore. Visit the prehistoric Fern Garden, a deadly Poison Garden, and the magical Rock Close with its ancient Yew trees and druidic stones. Stroll by the lake, river side and woodlands or in the dazzlingly beautiful arboretums.

THE CITY OF CORK

Cork is the second largest city in Ireland behind Dublin, with a population of over 200,000. City center is an island positioned between two channels of the River Lee and Cork Harbor, one of the largest natural harbors in the world.

Despite being a city, Cork has a decidedly towny feel to it, it's laidback with plenty of coffee shops, art galleries, museums and seriously good pubs.

Check out The English Market, Blarney Castle & Stone, Cork City Gaol (prison museum), the Crawford Art Gallery, Elizabeth Fort, St Fin Barre's Cathedral, St Anne's Church, Glenview Gardens and much more. It's a city worth exploring and it's compact size makes it easy to do so.

GIANT'S CAUSEWAY

Flanked by the wild North Atlantic Ocean and a landscape of dramatic cliffs, for centuries the Giant’s Causeway has inspired artists, stirred scientific debate and captured the imagination of all who see it.

The location is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was voted one of the Top 5 Greatest Natural Wonders of the UK. It is located in Northern Ireland close to Bushmills and Portrush.

Climb the Shepherd's Steps and hike along the clifftop trail to get a bird's eye view of the beautiful causeway coast. Or enjoy the road less travelled capturing the World Heritage Site on an active five-mile hike along the stunning cliff-top path with the guided Clifftop Experience.

You can also unlock the mystery and stories of the landscape in the exhibition area of the Visitor Center.

THE ENGLISH MARKET, CORK

The English Market has been a part of Cork’s city center since the 1780s. At the time, Ireland was a part of the British Empire and the English corporation which was in power in Cork was responsible for building the market, which officially opened on August 1, 1788.

The English Market has a reputation for showcasing the best in local produce, artisanal bakeries, speciality butchers and the market holds tight to its traditions to provide a fantastic place to meet foodies with tons of events throughout the year. There is also your pick of foods to grab and go or check out the cafe on the second floor. You can also pick up some fantastic boutique items from vintage shoes and clothes to lovely jewellery and much more.

The two-story covered market, officially made up of the Princes Street Market and Grand Parade Market, dishes out fresh produce, hot meals, and gourmet ingredients, Monday through Saturday.

DINGLE & THE DINGLE PENINSULA

The Dingle Peninsula stretches 30 miles into the Atlantic Ocean on the south-west coast on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. The peninsula is dominated by the range of mountains that form its spine, running from the Slieve Mish range to the Conor Pass and  Mount Brandon, Ireland’s second highest peak. The magnificent coastline consists of steep sea-cliffs such as Slea Head , dramatic headlands broken by sandy beaches, with the award-winning beach at Inch in the south and the tombolo of Maharees to the north.

The peninsula has something to offer to everyone... ancient walking trails, cycling delights, links golf, horse riding trails, surfing, kayaking, eco boat tours, windsurfing, diving, rowing, sailing, angling, swimming at Blue Flag beaches, an aquarium, pet farms, climbing wall, educational holidays, immersive sports events, heritage landmarks and shopping.

The small port town of Dingle sits directly on the Atlantic Coast and boasts a wealth of pubs, restaurants, shopping and wonderful views of he sea and the mountains.

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BOOKING PROCESS

In order to secure all aspects of your golf trip a 25% deposit reflected above is required, with an additional 25% payment due 120 days prior to travel. The balance is due 60 days prior to travel.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Lodging & Tee Time Reservations
All lodging, tee time, car rental and food and beverage reservations are subject to availability at the time of booking. We cannot book reservations until all travelers have submitted a deposit.

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Flights
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Ground Transportation
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Reservations
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